CTSC to Spotlight Local and National Black History Makers in New Series


According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the nation’s medical schools have grown more diverse. More Black and Hispanic students are attending medical school than ever before. We celebrate this continued progress as it contributes to scientific workforce diversity and related outcomes like an increase in diversity of clinical trial participants. Join us as we recognize Black History Month with four exceptional health equity champions every Thursday in February from 12PM-1PM via Zoom. Meet the Black History Makers:

  • February 2: Joel Bervell is a social media medical educator and medical student. His mission to end Black health disparities led him to the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Healthcare Leaders in Social Media Roundtable and TikTok video on pulse oximeters that haven’t worked well on darker skin tones inspired FDA advisory committee review.
  • February 9: Randy Vince, Jr., MD, is the inaugural Minority Men’s Health Director for the UH Cutler Center for Men. Dr. Vince brings his experience coordinating, developing, and implementing protocols and programs that focus on the education and delivery of highly-specialized, quality care to minority men and underserved populations.
  • February 16: Michelle Browder is an activist, artist, and owner of More Than Tours. She is creating a “Mothers of Gynecology” monument for enslaved women who endured experiments.
  • February 23: Linda Bradley, MD, is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Director of Center of Menstrual Disorders and Hysteroscopic Services at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bradley performed one of the first hysteroscopic sterilization procedures in the United States in 2000.
  • Diversity
  • Clinical Trials

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